Purpose of prohibition:
New Zealand participates in a number of non-proliferation arrangements and agreements, which seek to limit the spread of chemical and biological weapons, weapons of mass destruction and their missile delivery systems, and the transfer of conventional weapons and dual-use technologies.
The export of the following types of goods is prohibited unless an exporter has approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
“Specially dangerous airguns” require an export permit issued by the Ministry of Foreign affairs and Trade (firstname.lastname@example.org
). The relevant section covering specially dangerous airguns is as follows:
ML905. Specially dangerous Airguns:
a. The airguns known as the Larc International Model 19A and the Larc International Model M19-AMP
b. Pre-charged pneumatic air rifles.
Note: Airguns include any air pistol or air rifle; Pre-charged pneumatic air rifles means pre-charged pneumatic air rifles that are not for use in airsoft or paintball sports; ML905 does not include air gun accessories, air gun pellets or other air gun projectiles.
Military goods and technologies (includes these goods being exported by private persons).
Goods and technologies that can be used in the production, development or delivery of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.
Dual-use goods that have or may have a military use, such as computers, navigation and marine equipment.
Aircraft and vessels that have or may have a military use.
Chemicals, biological agents, substances and plant pathogens that may be used to manufacture chemical, nuclear and biological weapons.
Chemical weapons and a range of chemicals that may be used in the manufacture of chemical weapons (see below for link to list of these chemicals).
Arms and related materials of all types (in support of UN sanctions) including weapons, ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment and parts for all of these goods for exportation to:
Goods to Iran that could contribute to her enrichment-related, or reprocessing, or heavy water related activities, or to the development of nuclear weapons delivery systems.
End-use (catch-all) controls
The end-use controls (also known as catch-all controls) cover the export of goods, software and technologies which are not listed on the New Zealand Strategic Goods List, but which may be intended for use relating to:
The development, production or deployment of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons or their means of delivery in any country.
A military end-use in a country subject to a United Nations Security Council arms embargo.
Use as parts or components of military items listed on the New Zealand Strategic Goods List (categories ML1- ML22) which have been unlawfully exported from New Zealand.
End-use controls focus on the intended end-use of the items rather than their technical characteristics. The new end-use provision is designed to prevent the export of non-listed items where intended for one of the above prohibited end-uses.
Controls on electronic transfers
The electronic export of software or technologies – either listed on the New Zealand Strategic Goods List or captured by the new end-use (catch-all) controls – is prohibited unless an export permit has been obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Customs Export Prohibition Order 2014; Anti-Personnel Mines Prohibition Act 1998; Arms Act 1983; Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1996; Cluster Munitions Prohibition Act 2009
Authority: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Friday, 10 October 2014